It seems the fun never stops at Volvo when it comes to technological developments. According to engadget this morning, Volvo have installed heartbeat sensors as a security mechanism in the new breed of the S80.
Why would you want a heartbeat sensor? To alert you to a loved one’s medical condition while you drive? No chance!
The new Volvo S80 Heartbeat Sensor is designed to detect intruders heartbeats, to read their fear, and alert you via a wireless alarm on your key chain to the fact that there’s an intruder lying in the backseat waiting to kidnap you. Seriously. Begs the question of course that if s/he has already figured out how to get into your car without setting off the alarm that they might well have cracked the sensor.
Peace of mind for the paranoid driver I think!